So i work on Unreal engine and at a certain task i get ran out of memory error. my windows uses around 900mb of ram while only background apps are working - is there a way to drop it around 500mb
this is the error i get ( i have 4gb installed on 32bit windows sees 3573.
OUT OF MEMORY: Realloc: 314798472 bytes ( 300.22MB) requested, 800.42 of 2499.88 MB of virtual memory free, 618.33 of 3573.23 MB of physical memory free, 1937.59 of 7144.75 MB of page file freeRaiseException() Address = 0x759bb760 (filename not found) [in C:\Win
exittoexist, you should read up on Superfetch.
That being said, killing any unnecessary background process will help. I think the visuals like Aero are mostly handled by your graphics card but turning it off might help a bit. Good luck!
The nice thing is if its a Home premium or above version of Windows you should be able to use the same CD key for an X64 bit installation since Microsoft made most of the keys interchangeable between the two.
use msconfig and turn off itunes/google/java update and any other program running in start up other then your mouse drivers and your anti virus program. also look in your anti virus program to see if you can turn it off or shut it down.